The Madras High Court has directed Anna University to issue a circular to all colleges to include in the admission prospectus that students should not enter college in an inebriated condition and if they do so, they will be removed from the college and not allowed inside the campus. Liquor plays havoc in the lives of people and only the policy makers who lifted prohibition imposed in Tamil Nadu in 1938 by President Rajagopalachari should be blamed. In a case a student was not permitted to write the VI Semester examination due to lack of attendance as he was under suspension due to consumption of alcohol during college hours.
He was directed to redo the VI semester against which the student approached the High Court The judge said that the student phase should be a knowledge gaining phase which would empower the person to lead a better life by getting appropriate posting and thereby lead a decent life. It therefore concluded that the order passed by the Anna University directing the student to redo the VI semester cannot be set aside as the absence of the petitioner cannot be condoned.